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  1. jus gentium(Noun)

    the law of nations; international law

  2. Origin: From ius gentium.


  1. Jus gentium

    The ius gentium or jus gentium is a concept of international law within the ancient Roman legal system and Western law traditions based on or influenced by it. The ius gentium is not a body of statute law or a legal code, but rather customary law thought to be held in common by all gentes in "reasoned compliance with standards of international conduct." Following the Christianization of the Roman Empire, canon law also contributed to the European ius gentium. By the 16th century, the shared concept of the ius gentium disintegrated as individual European nations developed distinct bodies of law, the authority of the Pope declined, and colonialism created subject nations outside the West.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jus gentium in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jus gentium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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